Decades worth of success in country music started for Dean Dillon at age 14 when he won a talent contest. It led to a four-year stint performing on TV show in Knoxville. At age 17, Dillon left home and hitchhiked to Nashville where he landed a job singing at the Opryland theme park in 1975 portraying Hank Williams in the park’s “Country Music U.S.A.” stage show. Songwriter John Schweers discovered him there and introduced him to Music Row song publishing.
Over the years Dean Dillon has co-written songs with many of country music’s greatest, like Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn, Kenny Chesney and Vern Gosdin.
and Pam Tillis…
His partnership with George Strait began in the early 80s as Dillon was still trying to make it as a performer. George Strait was also trying to make a go in the music business. This song was the lead single from the debut album of “The King of Country Music”